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Minnesota Discovery Center

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Address: 1005 Discovery Drive, Chisholm, MN 55719
Phone Number: (218) 254-7959
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Activity center for the Iron Range area.

This is an interesting place to learn about the Iron Range. The displays are good, modern and designed to inform and entertain. We especially enjoyed the Conservation Corp Camp... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Hilo, Hawaii

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Hilo, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This is an interesting place to learn about the Iron Range. The displays are good, modern and designed to inform and entertain. We especially enjoyed the Conservation Corp Camp display and how they lived, worked and developed the area in Minnesota. The Iron Man Statue is huge and impressive. It appears that there are many activities throughout the year but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

What a treasure! I'd been hear years ago, when I think it was called "Ironworld". Fantastic interactive museum and research center; well-maintained, great historic content (Minnesota, immigrant, and Iron Range history). Worth a visit.

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Chisholm, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Amphitheater shows and trolley ride are great and worth seeing and going on..... Trolley ride takes you to the past on the old locations of the area.

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Fitchburg, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We took the trolley ride after walking around the CCC exhibit, museum, and grounds. Everything is well taken care of, but there were not a lot of visitors on site the day we visited. Jim and Keith on the trolley were the highlight of our visit. They were very knowledgeable and personable. We enjoyed our visit, just wished more people... More 

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Brainerd, Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Unimpressive place. There's a stream that looks nice... and not much else. Save your money and go to the local park instead. You'll see more.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

If you want an overall view of mining, this is a great place to visit. A few tips: * If you are entertained by quick YouTube videos, then you should probably not watch the movie offered at the Discovery Center, as the movie is very long. * If you go on the train ride, bring some water along with you.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

As you drive up to the Discovery Center it looks like a 'normal' size museum from the outside. Little do you know that this only the reception area. The facility covers many acres and many buildings, and outdoor exhibits along with a miniature gold course. Take the kids for lots of interactive and hands on exhibits. Excellent place to learn... More 

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Duluth, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Iron World has new management and is known as Minnesota Discovery Center. See my review of that attraction.

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Duluth, Minnesota, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This seems like a location for a middle school field trip, but we got what entertainment we could for my 5-year-old and 4-year old grandsons. We paid $9 for one adult + $8 for one senior + $10 for two minors + $16 for four trolley riders. We took a trolley from the Minnesota Discovery Center entrance around a defunct... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

it seems like it is more of an educational tool for school kids than it is any kind of entertainment --- It should be free or at least a minimal cost. For hands on fun go down the road to the Minnesota Museum of Mining --- or take a mine tour

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